Business

All the latest Purbeck business news, events and gatherings featuring the area’s most exciting and innovative companies.

Hector Gibson Fleming, CEO of Wessex Internet

Dorset-based Wessex Internet shortlisted for rural Oscar

A DORSET internet firm has been nominated for a rural Oscar. Wessex Internet, based near Blandford, has been revealed as…

Join Dorset’s Edgar Wright and have your name in Swanage theatre

DORSET-born film director Edgar Wright is backing an anniversary fundraising appeal at a Swanage theatre. The Mowlem Institute, which operates…

GPS trackers and satellite phones stolen as premises raided twice in a weekend

BURGLARS broke into a Poole shop TWICE over a weekend this month. Police are appealing for information after incidents at…

Work carried out by banks and Holland was deemed sub-standard by an inspector. Pictures: Wiltshire Council

Rogue trader brothers from Poole defrauded man in his 80s out of £50,000

TWO brothers from Poole have been sentenced after defrauding an elderly man out of more than £50,000. In May 2020,…

Eco’s Bryony Hammond, centre, with, from left, Laura Maidment and Charlie Squires (Julia’s House), Nicki Cluley (Lewis-Manning) and Fran Potton (Diverse Abilities). Picture: Andy Diprose/Eco Sustainable Solutions

Christmas tree collections raise £57,000 for Dorset charities

A DORSET recycling company helped raise a record £57,000 for county charities over Christmas. Eco Sustainable Solutions received collected

Prices for the Sandbanks ferry are set to rise

Prices set to rise for Sandbanks ferry amid “heavy financial strain”

PRICES for the Sandbanks Ferry are set to rise amid “heavy financial strain”. The Sandbanks Ferry Company said rising costs…

The winners of the 2024 Purbeck Business Awards

Wareham restaurant scoops top gong at Purbeck Business Awards

A RESTAURANT and bakery chain scooped a number of titles at the Purbeck Business Awards. The event, at The Mowlem…

The Dorset Tourism Business Awards took place at Weymouth Pavilion. Picture: Nick Williams

Purbeck firms named as regional tourism awards finalists

THE best of tourism businesses in Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset and beyond have been recognised as finalists in the 2023/24…

Photo: Selina Kerley.

New Swanage florist to open for Valentine’s Day

A NEW florist will open in Swanage – just in time for Valentine’s Day. TIED,…

Six new units are being built at the Dorset Innovation Park. Picture: Dorset Council

£4.4m investment aims to bring new firms to Dorset Innovation Park

WORK is underway on a £4.4 million project to build six new industrial units in the heart of Purbeck. Dorset…